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Re: 5ktq 10 Speaker Radio

At 11:53 98-12-29 EST, JJK1204@aol.com wrote:

>Hi all,
>The radio/cassette in my wife's 87 5ktq has quit, the tape drive died. I have
>a Blaupunkt Lexington cassette/CD controller from a former vehicle. I have
>been told that the 10 speaker system uses amplified speakers, from looking at
>the wiring diagram in the Bentley manual it appears that only the rear
>speakers are amplified. I believe this since the amp is in the trunk. Can
>anyone guide me through the installation of the Blaupunkt? Do I have to use
>the isolator that I purchased when I first bought the car? If yes, how is it
>wired into the circuit?

I run into the same problem while upgrading the head unit in my 5KT. The
old Blaupunkt used as a stock head unit on those cars has low output power,
something like 4x7W, so a cheap amplified crossover is used to drive rear
speakers. Since newer head units usually have significantly higher output
power (like 4x25W) and the amplifier on my car was working intermitently, I
decided to get rid of it and replaced it with a passive (non-amplified)

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)